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Re: “Landlord Of West Oakland Building Destroyed By Fire Was Working To Evict Tenants

It should be told openly that it took thee Fire Fighters forever to come after being called & it then took them all of 20mins before they started the water process after getting there! How sad on there part & surly the Landlords part! This caused 4 lives to be taken & a doggie!!!!

Posted by Cuteness Owens on 03/29/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “State Sen. Nancy Skinner: Latest Fatal Oakland Fire Was 'Preventable'

The landlord should be tried and imprisoned. The City is also culpable. But do they care?? Nah... These were vulnerable people who perished. If they were well-off condo dwellers with pots
of money much more would be done. As it is, the City is just slowly getting rid of those they deem "undesirable." The poor, the homeless, artists, working class and middle class people in favor of carpetbaggers and real estate developers.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 03/29/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “State Sen. Nancy Skinner: Latest Fatal Oakland Fire Was 'Preventable'

Oakland does not have a comprehensive, up-to-date public safety plan.

Public safety, and the planning for it, includes having policies that prevent citizens from being injured or killed in a fire.

Oakland's Mayor campaigned with a promise to create a public safety plan in her first 100 days.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 03/29/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “State Sen. Nancy Skinner: Latest Fatal Oakland Fire Was 'Preventable'

The Cities and Counties should not allow a property in disrepair be sold! They should levy fines on the owners until the property is fixed. It is not unusual for the City to take control of a slum property and/or put pressure on the owner to repair it.

Posted by Anita Wills on 03/29/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Landlord Of West Oakland Building Destroyed By Fire Was Working To Evict Tenants

Condolences to the families. I'd like to see an exception to our unlawful detainer statutes allowing expedited relocation for tenants while landowners bring premises up to health and safety codes. Evictions would appear too lengthy a process.

Posted by Gabrielle Wilson on 03/29/2017 at 10:45 AM

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